Immigration & Human Rights

I’ve interviewed dozens of immigrants across the course of my career—European refugees who fled the Holocaust, Africans escaping civil war in Sierra Leone and women from Latin America who left their children behind to earn money in the U.S. My stories have appeared in major global publications in both English and Spanish. I am bilingual in Spanish and have degrees in Spanish, Latin American Studies and psychology. I have also lived in Costa Rica and Spain.


Defending immigrants, Susan Lineberger Roses '00
"Working with detained clients is very high stress," says the Boston-based immigration attorney who represents refugees and asylum seekers. "The stakes are so high."
Wellesley Magazine

Korea Watch
Wellesley Professor of Political Science Katharine Moon has no delusions that sanctions with North Korea will actually work. "We’re stuck," she says.
Wellesley Magazine

Remote parenting
Mami went p’al norte to care for other people’s kids.
New York Daily News/VIVA New York

Fond recollections surround Gertz Department Store
The former New York City department store stands out as an important childhood memory for former customers, employees.
The TimesLedger

The Last Jews of El Barrio 
Bernard Lifschultz and Sol Kukawka are among the last of the European Jews who once worked in Spanish Harlem.
The Jewish Week

Those scarred by war find home in Franklin 
Residents from Sierra Leone living in New Jersey maintain strong ties with their home country.

Helping teenage girls find their writing voices
In addition to fostering formative relationships, Girls Write Now creates powerful testimonies of minority girls' experiences.
Christian Science Monitor

In Search of Sosua’s Synagogue 
A small group of European immigrants found refuge in the Dominican Republic during the Holocaust.
Reform Judaism Magazine

Muslim girls pair fashion, faith in hijab choices
“Last year, solid colored two-pieces were in,” says one New Jersey teen. “Now it’s patterned two-pieces.”

Hispanic kids go 'home' for summer 
For some, sending children abroad for school breaks is a way to counter what some call a lack of linguistic sensitivity in public schools.
Christian Science Monitor

Mexican women make a life, and a living, in El Barrio
More and more women immigrating to the U.S. from Mexico have been entering the workforce.
New York Daily News/VIVA New York

Muslim Scouts do their duty
Members of the first, official all-Muslim Boy Scout troop in New Jersey mesh religious beliefs with Boy Scout values.

Moms miss kids left in homeland
For many immigrants who have left children back home—many from South and Central America—Mother's Day is often an especially lonely day.

Muslim women jump in
Women and girls have found a swimming sanctuary at HalalSisters Swimming in New Jersey.